Cafe Habana

Latin / Cuban



Get directions | 17 Prince St, New York, NY 10012


Hours | Sunday 9am-12am, Monday 9am-12am, Tuesday 9am-12am, Wednesday 9am-12am, Thursday 9am-12am, Friday 9am-12am, Saturday 9am-12am


Everything we said about Cafe Habana back in our 2009 review remains true, which is kind of amazing considering how quickly the restaurant landscape of this city changes these days. It’s still one of the coolest restaurants in NYC, it’s still delicious, it’s still cheap, and crack is still the special ingredient to the corn. Cafe Habana is a special place, as important to the culture of downtown New York as any establishment. It’s the corner diner that never goes out of style, where customers will gladly wait outside for 45 minutes, people watching until their table is ready. Everyone knows the drill, and no one complains. And if things happen to be a little too crazy, Habana-To-Go is situated right next door, with mostly the same menu, perfectly packed to-go.
Our favorite time to come to Cafe Habana will always be weekday breakfast or weekday dinner, when you can actually get in here without waiting, and when it’s more of a locals’ hang than during prime time. It’s useful for any meal, any time of the day, whether you need a cuban, a Corona, or a big plate of $9 huevos rancheros. People cram themselves into the tiniest spaces, literally sitting on top of strangers next to them. Comfort is not something Cafe Habana achieves in the traditional sense – it’s something they achieve through their food.


(212) 625-2001



Grilled corn, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder & lime


Voted best in NYC. Citrus marinated roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, chipotle mayonnaise & pickle on a toasted roll

Grilled Shrimp

Shrimp marinated with thyme, oregano, garlic, chipotle in adobo citrus zest & olive oil served with guacamole, pico de gallo, chipotle mayonnaise & green salsa

Baja Style Fish

Beer battered whitefish, shredded cabbage, salsa verde & salsa negra

Roasted Citrus Pork

Our own citrus-marinated pork, cilantro, red onions, chipotle mayonnaise & salsa verde


Grilled chicken with chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce, guacamole, salsa verde


Sweet plantain with crumbled vegan feta, black beans, salsa verde & pickled red onion

Mixed greens, shredded cabbage, tortilla strips, roasted corn , citrus infused olive dressing

Grilled Steak Sandwich

Marinated skirt steak, fried onions, peppers, chipotle mayonnaise

Chicken Diablo Sandwich

“Blackened” chicken breast, roasted peppers & mesclun greens, black bean spread, chipotle mayonnaise

Avocado & Cheese

White cheese, avocado, black beans, red onion, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise

Our burritos are pressed flour tortillas with black beans, rice, cilantro & red cabbage pico de gallo.
Grilled Chicken & Salsa Verde

Grilled Steak, Poblano Peppers & Onions

Avocado & White Cheese & Green Salsa

Slow Cooked Citrus Pork

Los Platos Fuerte
All served with our famous Rice & Black Beans!
Roasted Pork
Roasted Pork

Blackened Chicken

Marinated Skirt Steak

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Tortilla Chips with Guacamole
Tortilla Chips with Guacamole

Fried Green Plantains

with our House Guacamole & Garlic Mojo Dip

Sweet Plantains

Skin on Fries

Rice & Beans

Huevos Rancheros

2 eggs sunny side up served over corn tortillas topped with salsa ranchera, black beans and home fries


Huevos Con Chorizo

Scrambled eggs with spicy Mexican sausage served with black beans, home fries and corn tortillas


Huevos a la Mexicana

Scrambled eggs with tomato, onion and serrano pepper served with black beans, home fries and corn tortillas


a table topped with plates of food on a plate

Burrito de Huevo a la Mexicana

Scrambled eggs with tomato, onion and serrano pepper, black beans, rice & mozzarella cheese


Guacamole $2

Burrito de Huevo con Chorizo

Scrambled eggs with spicy chorizo, home fries & mozzarella cheese


Guacamole $2

Enchiladas Suizas

Grilled chicken in corn enchiladas topped with a creamy tomatillo sauce and crema, served with rice and black beans


Challah French toast

Topped with seasonal fruit and maple syrup